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04/20/2015 14:30 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 01:12 EDT

Prince Edward Island terrorism case a 'tragic misunderstanding,' lawyer says

CHARLOTTETOWN - The lawyer for a Prince Edward Island man who was arrested after police said they feared he would commit a terrorism offence says the case is a "tragic misunderstanding."Amir Raisolsadat was arrested last month after a peace bond was ordered under Section 810.01 of the Criminal Code of Canada.Information sworn in court indicates that the RCMP "fears on reasonable grounds" that the 20-year-old man will commit a terrorism offence.The student from Stratford, P.E.I., was released on conditions including that he remain in the province.He was not in Charlottetown provincial court when his case came up Monday.His lawyer Brandon Forbes, who appeared on his behalf, said outside court that Raisolsadat and his family have been subjected to anonymous threats on social media since his arrest.Raisolsadat is now scheduled to appear in court May 22 to either agree to the conditions of a peace bond or challenge the information being used to seek it.Police have declined to release any information about him or the specific nature of the alleged threat.